Our Team

  Brigette Brouillard is the Founder and Executive Director of Second Chances. She is very passionate about educating people about the importance of making good decisions that effect both wildlife and humans. Wildlife are often the “forgotten” animals and even disliked. Brigette tries to let people see these amazing creatures in a different light. Each animal has it’s niche and is important to our ecosystem. Brigette is a graduate of EKU and enjoys running, hiking, cheering on her daughter in field hockey and lacrosse, and visiting her son in college. 
lg 029   Eva Fitzpatrick  has been with Second Chances for five years now. She has kept many various animals in her house as well.   Eva worked for Abbott Pharmaceutical Company for long time before going part-time at another company helping patients in their own homes. Eva is one of our licensed rehabbers. Eva has two children in college. 
nicole r   Nicole Rompf is a Corporate Communications graduate from Western Kentucky university. She is an experienced and current  Yoga instructor in Louisville. Nicole has two teenagers, one of which has been volunteering with Second Chances herself. Nicole adopted two parrots that needed homes and also has cats. Nicole is also a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. 
IMG_7933   Carol Kuntz is a retired Jefferson County School teacher and counselor. She has a BA from Morehead State University, and masters degrees from Morehead, University of Louisville, and Western Kentucky University.  She loves all animals but especially the raccoons and opossums.  She wishes everyone would see the beauty in all animals and respect their right to life. Carol is one of our licensed wildlife rehabilitators. 
image   Nicole Pollitt holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Louisville and is also an alum of Naropa University in Boulder, CO. She is a poet, a bibliophile, a naturalist, and is entering her fifth year as a volunteer for Second Chances and her fourth year as a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Her favorite animals to rehab are foxes and raccoons. 
tracy   Tracy Leister is a nature enthusiast, and enjoys spending time in the outdoors. She is passionate about volunteering, and this will be her third year at Second Chances. Tracy feels like wildlife is often forgotten, and loves being a part of such a special team and organization. In her free time Tracy likes to hike, boat, travel, and spend time with her family. Tracy is married and the mother of twin boys.  Tracy is excited to be able to foster that love in her children; as well as all the children Second Chances reaches every year.  
  Kris Russell always wanted to be a teacher and enjoyed teaching in NC, FL and Louisville, KY. She then worked for the phone company for twenty years. After retiring, Kris began volunteering. She works with  Every Child Learns for Jefferson County , Kentucky Center for the Arts,CASA, and  pet transport. She learned of Second Chances and saw it as a new way to share her love of all things furry. Kris states “It has been such a delight to care for and love this wildlife. I never imagined myself holding skunks, squirrels or opossums.” Kris’s favorite animal is Major.  
  Alexia Harris has been with Second Chances since 2014, and states she “could not be prouder to work with such a passionate and dedicated team”. Her favorite animals is a fox. In the coming year, she hopes to take her passion for wildlife a step further by moving from a civilian volunteer to becoming a fully licensed wildlife rehabber. Outside of Second Chances, Alexia loves yoga, reading, hula hooping, and is training as a fire performer. 
  Maxim is a software developer from Ukraine. He considers himself fortunate to get to spend time with and take care of the awesome animals at Second Chances each week. He’s grateful for support of other wonderful volunteers and Brigette. Enjoys being outside: mountain biking, hiking, kayaking. Plays volleyball. 
   Lauren Hendrickson has been with SCWC since March 2016. Growing up, she had pets ranging from dogs to lizards to rabbits. She decided to turn her passion into a career when she went to college. In May 2016 she graduated with a BS in Biology with a concentration in Ecology. She plans to continue caring for wildlife species and advocating for conservation throughout her career. When she is not volunteering or working, Lauren loves being outdoors whether it’s rock climbing, doing yoga, or hiking. 
shelbie pic    Shelbie Potter student at Bellarmine Univeristy studying Biology. She cares for 2 crested geckos, a bearded dragon, a carpet python, and 3 dogs. She believes that every animal has a right to live happily and healthily and that right should forever be protected for them. She’s been at Second Chances for 2 years and “couldn’t love it more”. Her favorites are Blackjack and Spartacus! 
kelsey   Kelsey Carrier is a student at Bellarmine University studying Pre Vet. She is also a tutor at Bellarmine. She has been with Second Chances for three years now. Recently, she participated in an ecology study abroad program working with marine mammals in Belize. At home, she cares for her cats and ferret.  
   Tammy Lawson is a Global Citizen Scientist and former POA Specialist with UPS SCS CustomHouse Brokerage. Her true passions have always been animals and nature. Last year Tammy became a team member volunteering in many aspects and promoting the importance of wildlife conservation and rehabilitation. Tammy and her husband own a family farm where they live with their dogs, quarter horses, honey bees, raise Black Angus cattle, and enjoy spending time with their daughters, grandsons and son-in-law. 
  Sam graduated from Centre College in 2015 with a BS in biology and a focus on organisms and ecology. Currently, he works for Norton Healthcare. He volunteers at Second Chances, Raptor Rehabilitation, and does research for the Louisville Zoo studying animal behavior. Sam loves spending time outside hiking and camping and spending time with his cat Milo.
1376502_10152029439958099_1091686056_n    Christy Mesker is a nature lover, animal lover and all around gadget geek. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a BS in Computer Information Systems and co-owner of an IT company in the Louisville area.  She lives with her husband, three dogs and two gerbils on 11 acres full of nature and wildlife. Christy is our very important, behind the scenes tech-magic guru! We love and appreciate her!